(TRENDING POLITICS) – The American Red Cross has been at the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic for nearly three years. Currently, it is performing a critical role in the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona, which ravaged the island of Puerto Rico.
But a recent exchange on social media has many unvaccinated people wondering if the American Red Cross is able to assist with a blood transfusion in the event of a personal emergency, while still respecting their wishes not to be exposed to the mRNA vaccines. In a word, that answer appears to be "no."
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“We don’t label blood products as containing vaccinated or unvaccinated blood as the Covid-10 vaccine does not enter the bloodstream and poses no safety risks to the recipient,” the Red Cross claimed. “If you have safety concerns about potential blood transfusions, please speak with your medical care team.”